Sexual health not porn – Adwoa Yeboah

Entertainment of Friday, 3 July 2015

Source: dailyguideghana.com

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A television discussion on ‘penis sizes’ in Ghana has caused hue and cry across the country, prompting the host, Adwoa Yeboah Agyei, to explain that it was a relevant sexual health topic not intended to offend the sensibilities of viewers.

The popular radio and television host recently came under public bashing for daring to discuss ‘penis sizes’ on her ‘My Health, My Life’ show aired on UTV.

“There is a lot of fear-syndrome among many males when it comes to penis sizes, with many men thinking their sex organs are not big enough; but when we discussed the topic, the feedback was crazy. People bashed me and my directors as if we had shown pornography. My phone got jammed with calls; our front desk, our office numbers were all receiving calls from viewers who thought the male organ was not a health topic that should have been discussed on the show. They were not happy we showed a diagram to illustrate our points about the different penis sizes and the implications.

“But the size of penis has been an issue of concern to many men in Ghana and some even do all sorts of things to enlarge or elongate it. These are things we should not feel shy to talk about because they are real and affect many of our men… Some of the balms and pomades and oils they rub on their penises thinking they would get bigger may end up even affecting them in very dangerous ways; so my producers decided to bring a urology specialist to talk about these things on our show,” Adwoa explained.

She said the discussion centred on average penis size, the extra large size and the unusually small size known as ‘micro penis’.

The urologist, Adwoa said, explained that Ghanaian males do not really have small sex organs and that the problem is with how they measure them.

“He made us understand that just standing straight and watching your penis from an aerial view would make it appear smaller than its actual size and that the best way to see the actual size is to stand erect in front of a mirror. It is a very important topic parents have to engage in. Sometimes you should be able to look at your male child over 12 years and detect early that the penis size is below acceptable size and that you need to see a specialist before it gets too late,” she added.

Adwoa Yeboah Agyei was excited about her show and said it is different from the other health talk shows that treat the normal topics like cholera, diabetes and high blood pressure.

“It is a health programme that talks about issues many people fear to talk about. Ours is different and we do not limit ourselves to the normal topics. We talk about sex and sex organs, herbal treatment; we talk about the health dangers of skipping breakfast; we talk about pregnancy and childbirth; and recently we even treated the subject of ‘water birth’, and the topic of bed-wetting among adults.

“Many Ghanaians skip breakfast and we think it is fun or normal. But our research shows that those who skip breakfast die early and have a shorter lifespan than those who take breakfast. Your body needs energy and when you skip breakfast, your whole system malfunctions, your concentration and productivity is low, the ability to learn is low.

“Sometimes it gets scary even to me the host and you would realise that the type of food you eat can kill you. Ignorance about your health and how to keep it safe means you are ignorant about how to keep your life safe,” Adwoa noted.

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